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Alexandra Zannis | Canada wasn't going to get UBI in the throne speech, but activists and supporters can continue to push for the basic income policies we want and need.
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Prime Minister Trudeau giving a speech on September 22. Image: Justin Trudeau/Screenshot of Twitter video
Bruce Campbell | The Liberal government will need to be pushed towards transformative change by widespread political mobilization and a paradigm shift as occurred at the end of the Second World War.
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Photo of this week's speech from the throne. Image: Justin Trudeau/Facebook
Chelsea Nash | The labour movement clearly has the ear of the Trudeau government, some observers say.
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Adam R. Houston, Srinivas Murthy | Justin Trudeau's assertion that "to eliminate the virus anywhere, we need to eliminate it everywhere" somehow doesn’t feel like the inspirational commitment to equitable access it once did.
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Karri Munn-Venn, Brad Wassink | "Normal" has fallen apart, and one way or another, Canada will come out on the other side of this crisis a different country.
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Karl Nerenberg | Justin Trudeau's team chose the route of generalities and platitudes in its Throne Speech. The exceptions are committing to the inquiry on missing Indigenous women and to ending first-past-the-post.
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David J. Climenhaga | The NDP, to its great credit, is so far sticking to its guns and indicating it will keep its promise to raise the minimum wage.
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David J. Climenhaga | The only news of substance in Alberta was that the Legislature is now the regular workplace of a dog for the first time since the election of… OK, this time it's a real dog.
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Anton Oleinik | Harper's recent throne speech left many wondering what it meant for the key issues of the Conservatives' agenda. But what does the language and key words of the throne speech reveal?
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Karl Nerenberg | The pre-throne speech spin told us that it would unveil the new, kinder and gentler Conservative government, but it seems the spinners and those who drafted the speech were not on the same page.
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Kate McInturff | The throne speech had a lot to say about Canadian families. The government promised safety and security, not to mention lower cable bills. How do those promises measure up against reality?
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Ellen Russell | This week's throne speech is just one more glamorous soliloquy to remind us who to credit when the hero triumphs just in time to enhance the Conservatives' fortunes in the next election.